Guidance Services
The School Counseling Program and the School Counselor

Here you will find information and resources for advisory lessons.

Tuesday, March 31 - Teachers will allow any students who have not registered for next year to do so.   If you don't have a laptop, please borrow one from another student who has already registered.  To register, students need to go to their regular PowerSchool log-in, then click on "Class Registration" on the left side of their screen.  Seniors can have a study hall today; you can also use this time to have students complete the survey they were supposed to do before Spring Break.

Thursday will be the last day students can change their requests in Power School.  We have added a few new classes that students can select until Thursday afternoon.

Tuesday, March 17 and Friday, March 20 - NO ADVISORY; Advisory will resume after Spring Break.
Tuesday, March 10 - students report to their testing room; PARCC test preparation
Friday, March 6 - students report to their testing room; PARCC test preparation, student login, etc.
Tuesday, March 3 - students report to their testing room; 9th -11th grades will create logins for testing purposes; seniors will meet in the theater to discuss senior exhibitions and other senior topics.


Tuesday, February 17 - Students in 9 - 11 grades should enter their course requests for next year in Power School.  The counselors met with all three grade levels during their science classes and showed them how to do this.  We also asked them to turn in their Course Request sheet to their advisory teacher.  

February 3 - All 9th - 11th graders should have attended a scheduling meeting for next year's classes. Unless, of course, they were absent.

Advisory activity for grades 9 - 11:  In preparation for the CAP (Career Action Planning) student led parent conferences that will be held Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13, students in grades 9 - 11 will complete Part 4 of the Script for Parent Conferences.  (See below.)
January 6th:  This will be the last unstructured Advisory until February 17th.  Students can check their grades, talk about their holiday, whatever you choose.

January 9th:  DEAR

January 13th:  Students will complete a credit check and fill in Part One of the Parent Conference Script.

January 16th:  DEAR

January 20th:  Students will choose a Program of Study and future career, then complete Part Two of the Parent Conference Script.

January 23rd:  DEAR

January 27th:  9th - 11th graders will complete their Next Step Plan; Seniors will complete their Final Step Plan.  All students will then complete Part Three of the Parent Conference Script.

January 30th:  DEAR

To give our students every opportunity to pass their classes this semester and to study for finals,  all Advisory classes will be used as time for students to work on homework and/or study for tests.

Tuesday, December 2nd           Study Hall
Friday, December 5th            DEAR
Tuesday, December 9th           Study Hall
Friday, December 12th           DEAR
Monday, December 15th           Study Hall
Tuesday, December 16th          Study Hall
Wednesday, December 17th        Study Hall
Thursday, December 18th         Study Hall


Friday, November 21
DEAR - Drop Everything and Read!!

Tuesday, November 18
9th - In the theater
10th - Progress Reports
11th - Class Ring Meeting in the PVHS Commons
12th - Progress Reports

Friday, November 14
9th:  In the theater for a 9th grade academy event

10th, 11th, 12th:  There isn't a scheduled activity, but you can use the time to review grades, do a fun activity of your choice, do a make up advisory activity, or something else that you think is important.

Tuesday, November 11 - Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day will you please have your advisement students write letters of gratitude to veterans?  Below are two websites that can help you and your students with some ideas as to how to start the letters, what to talk about, what information to include and not include, etc.

There are at least two ways to do this advisement activity.  You can lead the discussion and write one letter as a class or you can have each student open their email, click the links, and write their own letter.  Students may also choose to write a veteran in their family or a veteran that they know.

In your box you will have a large envelope with red, white, and blue paper.  If the student is writing to a member of their family or someone they know, the student should keep the letter and deliver it personally or mail it.  Please paperclip all letters to wounded warriors separately from all letters to operation gratitude and place in the envelope.  Someone from guidance will pick up your letters during third hour.  Guidance will get the two bundles mailed to the appropriate addresses.

Please ask your students to NOT FOLD the letters.

Write Letters to Wounded Warriors

Operation Gratitude

Tuesday, November 4
In honor of election day, we will be having mock elections / opportunity for student discussion regarding the election and the candidates who are running for office during advisement.    We are planning to include the Navajo Nation Election.  


Summary of Advisory Activities for Tuesday, October 28th
We will complete the Goals unit we started in September, finally.
The activity will be sent to all students and teachers through email.  You can let the students read the activity and complete it on their own, or do it as a whole group.
Students will write personal goals, seal them with a label, and give their paper to you.  Please put the goals in your plastic bag.
The labels will be placed in your mailbox this afternoon.
Since we will now be finished with our goals unit, quit saying finally, please put all three bags of goals in your white envelope, seal it, and send it to Guidance for safe-keeping until spring.


Tuesday, October 21
11th and 12th graders will have a study hall.  

9th and 10th graders will try one more time to complete the survey in Naviance.  The information that can be obtained from the survey is needed for a High Schools That Work report.

Tuesday, October 14
Seniors will be released to the theater with Mrs. Stark, have a guest speaker, and complete a Career Profiler in Naviance.

9th, 10th, and 11th Students:  

1.  Login to Student Naviance Account and complete the Career Interest Profiler       (student website)
    Students will use their FMS laptop user name and laptop password to login to their student Naviance Account.
2. Click on the Careers tab at the top of the main page
3. Click on Career Interest Profiler and start the assessment
4.  If you have a student that does not have a computer, encourage him to use a loaner.

Tuesday, October 7
9th Grade Advisement:  Remind them about Freshman Parent Night, Wed Oct 8th from 6 - 6:45 pm.  Pizza in the commons after the parent meeting for 9th graders.  9th graders will be doing a service project for teachers during the parent meeting so we are going to "reward" the students with pizza.  Have 9th grade students login to their laptop and check their personal email as well as their 9th grade folder.  Please make sure every 9th grader knows where to find the 9th grade folder in their email.  In the 9th grade folder there will be an email from Natalie Stark. The student needs to read the email, complete it, and reply with quote to Natalie Stark and Cherilynn Shorty, their counselor.

10th Grade Advisement: Remind them about Sophomore Student / Parent Night, Wed Oct 8th from 7 - 8 pm.  Have 10th grade students login to their laptop and check their personal email as well as their 10th grade folder.  Please make sure every 10th grader knows where to find the 10th grade folder in their email.  In the 10th grade folder, there will be an email from Natalie Stark. The student needs to read the email, complete it, and reply with quote to  Natalie Stark and their academic guidance counselor based on their last name.   

11th Grade Advisement: Remind them about Junior Student / Parent Night, Wed Oct 8th from 7 - 8 pm.  Please encourage the Juniors to sign up for the PSAT, the cost is $17 in Guidance.  Testing on Oct 15th, and last day to sign up is Oct 10th.   This is a test that will qualify students for potential scholarships; all four year college bound students should be taking this test.  Have 11th grade students login to their laptop and check their personal email as well as their 11th grade folder.  Please make sure every 11th grader knows where to find the 11th grade folder in their email.  In the 11th grade folder, there will be an email from Natalie Stark. The student needs to read the email, complete it, and reply with quote to Natalie Stark and their academic guidance counselor based on their last name.  

12th Grade Advisement:  In Commons for Program Fair with SJC / CREW Program

For the month of September, during Advisory we will be focusing on goals.  We will be using the book
5:  Where Will You Be Five Years from Today? by Dan Zadra.

Overview of the Goals Unit

September 9th - PV Goals        
All the answers to the "Let's Talk about PV" questions will be emailed for discussion.  The sudents will then create goals of how they can be more involved at PV during this school year.

September 16th - Academic Goals
Progress Reports will be distributed.  The students will then create academic goals.

September 23rd - Personal Goals
The students will create goals for their personal lives.  These will be short-term and goals for the next five years.

September 30th - Community Goals
For three weeks, the students will have focused on themselves.  This week, students will discuss how they can make our community better.  Each Advisory group will be challenged to do something for our community, either at PV or anywhere in Farmington.  Advisory groups can choose to accept the challenge, or not.  The only part of the lesson that is required is the group discussion part.  However, if your group chooses to accept the challenge, you will have the entire month of October to make it happen.  Then, in November, Advisory groups who complete their community goal will be treated to donuts, pizza, ice cream, or whatever they want, within reason of course.  Advisory groups may also choose to create a presentation of their accomplishment and present it to PV during Advisory in November.     

Activity for 9th - 11th graders "Let's talk about PV!"
Seniors will have an assembly in the gym.

Below is a list of questions that will get your students talking about our wonderful school.  Do this activity any way that is best for you and your students.  You might print off this list of quesitons, cut them apart, and have students draw a question.  Or you might display the list of questions. Or you might pick a few and lead the discussion.  Or you might print the list and divide your students and the questions into groups.  There is no right way to do this and the only way to get it wrong is to not do it at all!  Your students can access their email, the PVHS website, Google, you, the PV expert, or any other resource to answer the questions.  But, since this is not a scavenger hunt, please don't let your leave advisory to find the answers!

If you want, you may reply to this email with any answers you and your students find, and we will try to get them all answered and send this back to you on Friday.

PVHS Questions:

What date does the Class of 2015 graduate?
May 21, 2015
How many consecutive State Championships has the girls softball team won?
What year did the first group of seniors graduate from PV?
What are PV's school colors?
Navy blue, silver, and black
Who was the first Principal of PVHS?
Mr. Hart Pierce
Who is the golf coach?
Coach Kurley
What class does Mr. Turner teach and coach?
AP Government and Track
Who is the tennis Coach?
Coach Goff and Coach Baker
How many instruments are played in the PV Pride Band?
What club does Mrs. Debbie Fowler and Mrs. Platero sponsor?
List five new teachers at PV this year.
Alfonso Alonzo
Melisa Blake
Justin Calder
Lisa Clader
Allison Carson
Charles Druar
Isaac Gamboa
Nicholas Huston
Travis Jensen
Geizi Llanes
Katherine Malone
Karen Mccay
Phillip Meda
Michael Riddle
Melissa Souers
Who is the chemistry teacher at PVHS?
Deborah Engels
What is the new band director's name?
Phillip Meda
How many State Championships has the Choir won and what is the name of their annual spring performance?
Seven; Shindig
How much does school lunch cost?
What grade do you have to have completed before you can take dual credit classes?
What is the name of the PVHS dance team?
Who are the JROTC instructors?
Colonel Naber and Sargeant Lewis
How many credits does the class of 2015 need to graduate?  Class of 2018?
25; 25.5
Name five staff members that have been at PVHS since it opened.
The remaining Terrific Thirteen that are still at PVHS from the original faculty and staff....
Ann Meyer
Linda Crabtree
Jenny Baker
Martha Jaquez
Cathy Jaquez
DD Easterday
Nancy Toler
Angie Lucero
Margarita Grijalva
Robin Price
Frank Whalen
Jesus Grijalva
Mark Turner
What is the name of the school yearbook?
The Rock
Who is the cheer coach?
Arlie Hankins
The acronym DEAR stands for what?
Drop Everything and Read
Who is the Student Body President this year?
Ramsey Baker
How many books are shelved in the PV library?
approximately 20,750
What is an Honor Graduate?
Students who graduate in the top 15% of their class
List five clubs at PV.

Melissa Souers
French Club
Allison Goff
Honor Society
Marge Sartin
Latino Club
Maritza Reyes
Julia Smith
Science Fair
Gail Silva
Science Olympiad
Speech & Debate
Cheryl Ballew
Student Senate/Leadership
Clay Foster
Julia Smith
Anime Club
Kris Hughes
Student Athletic Training (SAT)
Jessica Stem
Chess Club
Danielle Young
Dine Club/AISES
Debbie Fowler
Young/ Sloat/Peterson
Ann Meyer/Allison Goff
Live for Life
Cheryl Ballew
Cycling Club
Natalie Stark

If you wanted to be on the swim team, who would you talk to on our campus?
Mrs. Mccay
What day does the 1st nine weeks end?
October 20, 2014
Who is the French Club sponsor?
Ms. Goff
Name one campus activity that meets in the library.
Panthers Ink
Name the five PV Administrators.
Dave Golden
Anthony Smagacz
Kelly Thur
Alexis Domme
Frank Whalen
Who is the theater at PV named after?  
Turano and Chrisman
How many students attend PV?
When was the last time the baseball team won state?
What event did the cross country team sponsor this past weekend on the PV campus?
Labor Day 5K
Who is the bowling team sponsor?
Kelly Evers
What is the new Orchestra teacher's name?
Allison Carson
When is the first home football game and against whom?
September 12th against Durango High School
In which English teacher's room did the wrestling team have study hall last year?
Ms. Easterday
How many PVHS flags does Senate put out on Fridays?
What else would you like to know about PV?

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